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Mar 16, 2019


Japanese Court Finds Ex-Mt. Gox CEO Guilty of Record Tampering

The former CEO of the now-defunct Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has received a suspended jail sentence after being found guilty of tampering with financial records.

Mar 16, 2019


Bitfury Brings Lightning Payments to US Payment Gateway HadePay

HadePay now features Bitfury’s Lightning Peach API, allowing merchants to accept Lightning Network transactions.

Mar 16, 2019


Crypto Exchange Bittrex Cancels Its First ‘Initial Exchange Offering’

Crypto exchange Bittrex has cancelled its first Initial Exchange Offering, which it had been planning to host on its Malta-based counterpart, Bittrex Internatio...

Mar 16, 2019


Bitcoin Price Breakout Scheduled for August, Says Fundstrat’s Tom Lee

In fresh comments, the famous Bitcoin bull said investors should eye the 200-day moving average price for hints at a trend reversal.

Mar 16, 2019


Bitcoin Approaches $4,000 as the Stock Market Sees Gains

Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting slight to noteworthy growth as the stock market also sees gains.

Mar 16, 2019


Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Binance Coin, Stellar, Tron, Cardano: Price Analysis, March 15

Some experts are predicting another Bitcoin rally in August once fundamentals have improved.

Mar 16, 2019


Bitcoin Pioneer Jeff Garzik Subpoenaed in $4 Bln Lawsuit Against Craig Wright

Bitcoin core developer Jeff Garzik has been subpoenaed to appear in court in connection with a $4 billion lawsuit against Craig Wright.

Mar 16, 2019


IBM Hints at Stablecoin Cross-Border Payments Solution for Financial Institutions

IBM’s Jesse Lund, has hinted that bank-targeted stablecoins will be a major forthcoming development for IBM’s blockchain-powered cross-border payments solution.

Mar 16, 2019


Yacht Owners Offered Crypto for Geo-Data as Company Tries to Improve Navigation Systems

A marine navigation company is giving yacht enthusiasts the chance to mine cryptocurrency as they sail — all in exchange for their geo-data.

Mar 16, 2019


SEC’s Finhub to Host Public Forum on Blockchain, Digital Assets in May

The U.S. SEC has announced that the agency will host a fintech forum focusing on DLT and digital assets in May.

Mar 16, 2019


How to Predict Crypto Price Trends, Explained

Ever wonder how traders have a sixth sense about where crypto prices are heading? Well, a lot of it depends on charts. Discover their secrets here.

Mar 16, 2019


Blockchain ID Startup Metadium Reveals Partnership With Game Engine Giant Unity

Metadium, a South Korean blockchain identity startup, is releasing its SDK on the store of leading game engine Unity.

Mar 16, 2019


Insurance Giant AXA XL Launches Security Token and Crowdfunding Insurance Service

Insurance Giant AXA XL partnered with insurance technology startup Assurely to jointly launch a new insurance product covering equity crowdfunding and security ...

Mar 16, 2019


Blockchain and Crypto Business Reps Protest Nevada Bill

Representatives from blockchain- and crypto-related companies protested a bill in a committee hearing in the Nevada State Senate.

Mar 16, 2019


Karpeles Beats Embezzlement Charges in Mt Gox Ruling

The Tokyo District Court has found Mark Karpeles, the former head of now-defunct Bitcoin exchange platform Mt. Gox, guilty of record tampering but innocent on other charges related to embezzlement and breach of trust.Per reports in the Wall Street Journal, the court's verdict is a massive blow to Japanese prosecutors who have maintained their stance that...

Mar 16, 2019


Cboe Will Not Relist Bitcoin Futures Contracts for March

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) announced that it will not list upcoming Cboe Bitcoin (“XBT”) futures contracts for trading in March 2019.The Cboe Futures Exchange said that the company is “assessing its approach with respect to how it plans to continue to offer digital asset derivatives for trading,” stating that it has no intention to list...

Mar 16, 2019


Bitcoin Price Analysis: Could Three Times Be the Charm for This Resistance Level?

Bitcoin remains in its tightly coiled range as the market continues its sideways trend for the third week in a row. While macro support has been tested three times recently, we have yet to test the overhanging macro resistance:Figure 1: BTC-USD, Daily Candles, Narrow RangeThe blue zone outlined above shows a very strong zone of support that, over the...

Mar 16, 2019


Distributed Digest: Thursday, March 14, 2019

Cosmos launches its mainnet, Madeeba emerges from the ashes of Melonport, and Gitcoin enters the second round of its liberal radical donation-matching program.

Mar 16, 2019


QuadrigaCX’s Deceased CEO Personally Funded User Withdrawals In 2018

The exchange also lost its legal representation, but at least it seems like its late CEO was a nice guy.

Mar 16, 2019


Tether’s USDT Stablecoin Not Necessarily 100 Percent Backed By USD

Tether says its coin is backed by “cash equivalents” and “other assets.” But what are these?

Mar 16, 2019


Gatecoin Closes Its Gates As The Exchange Is Ordered To Liquidate Assets

A hack and three frozen bank accounts wasn’t enough to make Gatecoin let it go, but it could only handle so much bad luck.

Mar 16, 2019


Facebook's Facepalm Of A Week

Between an outage, the departures of top execs, and legal rumbings, you may have forgotten Facebook's move to encryption. If the tech company indeed has a coin in the works, this week's bad news will make it harder to sell.

Mar 16, 2019


Distributed Digest: Friday, March 15, 2019

Status’ Embark 4.0 comes out of beta soon, Ethereum core devs discuss Istanbul and ProgPoW, and Daniel Shavit introduces the DAO Incubator.

Mar 16, 2019


Canadian Financial Authorities Look For Input On Crypto Regulation

Against the backdrop of the QuadrigaCX debacle, the CSA and IIROC look to combine global and Canadian-specific ideas to build a regulatory framework tailored to cryptocurrency platforms.

Mar 16, 2019


Digital Asset Loses a Manager and a High-Profile Board Member

Wall Street superstar Sallie Krawchek has quietly left the board of Digital Asset, and the manager of the firm's DAML product has returned to banking.

Mar 16, 2019


Mt. Gox’s Mark Karpeles Found Guilty Over Data Manipulation in Tokyo Court

Former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles was found innocent of embezzlement in a Tokyo court, but received a suspended sentence for manipulating data.

Mar 16, 2019


Canada Proposes Regulatory Framework for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Canadian financial regulatory authorities have called for public comment on rules for cryptocurrency exchanges in the country.

Mar 16, 2019


Japan to Hold First Ever Trial Over Crypto Hacking Losses

An 18-year-old Japanese youth has been sent to prosecutors in the country's first ever trial involving cryptocurrency cyber-theft.

Mar 16, 2019


‘No Change’ to Bitcoin Futures Plans, CME Says, as Cboe Pulls Back

CME says it has "no changes" in store for its bitcoin futures contract, following retrenchment by rival Cboe.

Mar 16, 2019


SEC’s Valerie Szczepanik at SXSW: Crypto ‘Spring’ Is Going to Come

The SEC's crypto czar spoke at SXSW, advising blockchain entrepreneurs to engage with regulators early and often.

Mar 16, 2019


Internet of Blockchains: The Launch of the Cosmos hub mainnet

Cosmos is a decentralized network of independent parallel blockchains powered by the BFT consensus algorithms like Tendermint. The project launched its first blockchain Cosmos Network yesterday on March the 13th and is pushing forward with the internet of blockchains.

Mar 15, 2019


IBM builds blockchain for French corporate registry

Today the French National Council of Clerks of Commercial Courts (NCC or Conseil national des greffiers des tribunaux de commerce) announced that IBM has developed a blockchain corporate registry solution. France doesn’t have a central corporate registrar. Instead any changes to commercial and corporate records have to be submitted via the local commercial courts. The blockchain is expected to launch in the first half of 2019.

Mar 15, 2019


Crypto Mogul Moshe Hogeg’s ICOs Have Unusual Patterns, Analysis Finds

Controversy looms overhead as Israeli entrepreneur Moshe Hogeg promote's Sirin Labs' blockchain phone.

Mar 15, 2019


Crypto Platform DX.Exchange Adds Secondary Trading of Security Tokens

DX.Exchange, a crypto platform that soft-launched in January, has added support for secondary trading of security tokens. 

Mar 15, 2019


Court Rules Quoine Exchange Liable for Reversing Bitcoin Trades Worth Millions

A Singapore court has ruled crypto exchange Quoine liable for reversing trades for a total of 3,092 bitcoin by market maker B2C2.

Mar 15, 2019


Cryptocurrencies Pose Risks to Banks, Warns Basel Committee

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has warned that the growth of cryptocurrencies poses a number of risks to banks.

Mar 15, 2019


Azure Integration Opens Blockchain Firm Kaleido to 80% of Cloud Market

Kaleido's blockchain solution now works on Microsoft Azure as well as AWS, giving it access to most of the cloud infrastructure market.

Mar 15, 2019


Thai Stock Exchange Building Digital Assets Platform for 2020 Launch

The Stock Exchange of Thailand has confirmed it's building a digital assets platform that it expects to launch next year.

Mar 15, 2019


Republican Leader McCarthy Proposes Blockchain Transparency in Government

Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has called for an exploration to see if blockchain can make the U.S. government more efficient and transparent.

Mar 15, 2019


Bitfury Integration to Bring Bitcoin Lightning Payments to More Merchants

The Bitfury Group has partnered with business payments processor HadePay to bring lightning network-based bitcoin payments to merchants.

Mar 15, 2019


Spanish Stock Exchange to Go Live With Blockchain Collateral Pledge Certificates

Spain's largest stock exchange expects to go live by the end of 2019 with a blockchain-based system for certifying collateral pledges.

Mar 15, 2019


Digital Asset Loses Another Exec and a High-Profile Board Member

Wall Street superstar Sallie Krawchek has quietly left the board of Digital Asset, and the manager of the firm's DAML product has returned to banking.

Mar 15, 2019


Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Binance Coin, Stellar, TRON, Cardano: Price Analysis, March 13

Numerous companies have been moving ahead with blockchain and crypto projects, showing interest from traditional players.

Mar 15, 2019


Crypto Markets See Mixed Action While Bitcoin Holds $3,900, US Stocks Rise

Cryptocurrencies see mixed signals on Wednesday, with Bitcoin briefly dropped below $3,900.

Mar 15, 2019


Nasdaq-Powered EU Digital Exchange DX Launches Security Token Trading

DX.Exchange is claiming an industry first with its launch of security token trading and security token offering listings.

Mar 15, 2019


Market Maker Due $11.5 Mln Settlement From Quoine After Guilty Ruling on Reversed Trades

Electronic market liquidity provider B2C2 has won its case against Quoine and could claim now over 3,000 Bitcoin (BTC).

Mar 15, 2019


Bitcoin Is a Technology, Not a Business Opportunity, TRON CEO Tells Mainstream Media

Speaking to CNBC, Justin Sun said that opponents of Bitcoin would give way due to its appeal to younger investors.

Mar 15, 2019


Previously Hacked Gatecoin Exchange Receives Liquidation Order Following Banking Problems

Hong Kong-based Bitcoin and Ethereum exchange Gatecoin has been granted a winding-up order on March 13.

Mar 15, 2019


Thailand’s Stock Exchange Plans to Roll Out Digital Asset Platform in 2020

The Stock Exchange of Thailand announced it is ready to start building a new digital asset system.

Mar 15, 2019


Canada: Regulatory Bodies Call on Crypto Industry to Participate in Securities Law Review

The CSA and IIROC say they wish to adapt rules to take into account the new cryptocurrency trading arena.

Mar 15, 2019


Expert: Renewable Energy Not Enough for Bitcoin's Sustainability Problem

A PwC blockchain expert states that renewable energy is insufficient in addressing Bitcoin’s massive energy consumption.

Mar 15, 2019


Some Altcoins Make Mild Gains, Crude Oil Futures See Four-Month High

Cryptocurrency markets are experiencing mixed signals, with Bitcoin trading around $3,920.

Mar 15, 2019


CBOE Will Not List Bitcoin Futures in March, Cites Need to Assess Crypto Derivatives

The Chicago Board Options Exchange will not add a new Bitcoin futures market his month.

Mar 15, 2019


German Bank Association: New Regulation for DLT-Based Securities May Be Necessary

The German private banking association foresees that the need for new regulation may arise from the emergence of DLT-based securities.

Mar 15, 2019


QuadrigaCX CEO Used Personal Money to Fund Exchange During Litigation With Bank in 2018

The late founder of QuadrigaCX, Gerry Cotten, was purportedly funding the exchange with his own money during litigation with a bank in 2018.

Mar 15, 2019


Ethereum Co-Founder Joseph Lubin: Blockchain Can Benefit Artists, Journalists

Joseph Lubin said that blockchain-based platforms can give artists more control over how their content is distributed as well as cut out middlemen.

Mar 15, 2019


US CFTC Chair: Blockchain and Crypto Are Two Key Phenomena Transforming Today’s Markets

Chairman Giancarlo says blockchain and cryptocurrencies are two key phenomena that are transforming today’s markets.

Mar 15, 2019


IBM Publishes Patent for Resisting Replay Attacks in Permissioned Blockchains

IBM is adding to its arsenal of blockchain patents with an application for improving the security of permissioned blockchain networks.

Mar 15, 2019


Token 2049: Vitalik Buterin Says Non-Financial Blockchain Use Cases Are a 'Harder Pitch'

Vitalik Buterin says that blockchain applications outside of finance face more difficulty gaining traction.

Mar 15, 2019


Spain: Stock Exchange Operator Pilots Collateral Pledges Digitization on Blockchain

Bolsas y Mercados Españoles and investment firm Renta 4 Banco completed a blockchain pilot for electronic certificates of collateral pledges.

Mar 15, 2019


Enterprise Blockchain on the Rise Despite Criticisms

Enterprise blockchains to grow in popularity despite criticisms.

Mar 15, 2019


Cross-Platform Blockchain Project Cosmos Launches First Hub After $17 Million ICO

Tendermint has launched the Cosmos Network — the first blockchain in a series of proof-of-stake chains aimed to increase interoperability.

Mar 15, 2019


Launch a Crypto Exchange in 30 Days: German Firm Offers White-Label Products for Startups

A German company says it combines the powers of IT and marketing to offer white-label products to blockchain companies – including exchanges.

Mar 15, 2019


Report Shows Cryptojacking Is Prime Example of Shift Towards Discreet Cyberattacks

A recent report shows that cryptojacking is a prime example of cybercriminals’ shift to “low and slow” attack approaches.

Mar 15, 2019


SEC Chairman Highlights Investor Protection in Regard to Bitcoin ETF

United States SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said that he is still concerned about the potential for manipulation in the crypto space.

Mar 15, 2019


Republican Leader Claims Blockchain Can Make US Government More Efficient

The Minority Leader in the U.S. House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy believes blockchain will make the Congress more efficient and transparent.

Mar 15, 2019


Report: Over 40 Bugs in Blockchain and Crypto Platforms Detected Over Past 30 Days

White hat hackers have reportedly detected over 40 bugs in blockchain and cryptocurrency platforms over the past 30 days.

Mar 15, 2019


French Court Clerks to Use IBM Blockchain Platform for Corporate Registry

French clerks of commercial courts will use a blockchain platform developed with IBM to record changes in companies’ legal status.

Mar 15, 2019


Consensus Algorithm Tendermint Raises $9 Mln in Series A Investment Round

Tendermint has raised $9 million in a Series A investment round led by cryptocurrency investment company Paradigm.

Mar 15, 2019


EU Blockchain Observatory Suggests Way Forward On Scalability, Interoperability

EUBOF believes permissioned blockchains will pave the way.

Mar 15, 2019


SEC FinHub Department Goes On Tour

The tour will start March 26 in San Francisco and continue across the US.

Mar 15, 2019


Ledger Finds Vulnerabilities In Trezor Hardware Wallets

Trezor’s late response shows the company has a lot of confidence in its customers. Unfortunately, it can’t really account for wealthy criminals.

Mar 15, 2019


Distributed Digest: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

SpankChain updates its roadmap, Dappi is a new tool to create smart contract interfaces, and MakerDAO encourages individuals to donate cryptocurrency on Pi Day.

Mar 15, 2019


BitMEX Launches Research Site, Finds Potential Bug In Ethereum Parity Full Node

Despite being “several hundred thousand blocks” behind the Ethereum blockchain tip, the Parity full node is reporting to be in sync at least some of the time.

Mar 15, 2019


US Treasury Accuses Russian Bank Of Helping Venezuela Skirt US Sanctions Via Petro

This action signals an increase in US pressure on the Venezuelan government.

Mar 15, 2019


Thailand’s SEC Approves ICO Portal Meant To Protect Investors

With the approval of the portal, the country continues to expand its cryptocurrency and blockchain tech regulation.

Mar 15, 2019


Ripple And Blockchain Video Game Platform Forte Establish Blockchain Gaming Fund

The fund will target larger developers with massive game economies.

Mar 15, 2019


Several Nevada Stakeholders Oppose Uniform Virtual Currency Bill

SB195 was recently heard in the Nevada Senate, but myriad groups are opposed to the bill’s passage.

Mar 15, 2019


Blockstream’s Satellite Messaging API Is Now Available on Mainnet

Blockstream has launched its satellite messaging application programming interface (API) on mainnet. Essentially, this means users can now broadcast data via the company’s satellite network and pay with Lightning payments.No Internet? No ProblemBlockstream's satellite service was established with the aim of replacing the Bitcoin network's dependence on...

Mar 15, 2019


Valued At $1 Billion, Canaan Creative Is Encroaching on Bitmain’s Dominance

ASIC chip manufacturer Canaan Creative is closing the gap between itself and industry leader Bitmain after a massive infusion of capital.In its latest funding round, the Chinese mining company has raised several hundred millions of dollars, Chinese publication Securities Times reports. Dubbing Canaan Creative as the second-largest mining firm in the...

Mar 15, 2019


CipherTrace Partners with Maltese Regulators to Manage Risk of Financial Crimes

CipherTrace, a blockchain analytics company, is partnering with the Republic of Malta’s sole financial regulatory agency to ensure that all crypto transactions within the country are free of money laundering and other similar financial crimes.As the Times of Malta reported on March 11, 2019, the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has enlisted the...

Mar 15, 2019


Tether Updates Website, Says USDT Backed by “Reserves,” Not Just Cash

Tether just updated its website to clarify that each of its USDT tokens, which it used to claim were “always backed 1-to-1 with traditional currency,” are backed by assets other than fiat currency.Now, the website instead reassures its patrons that it’s always “100% backed by [its] reserves.” It clarifies this vague language, even legalistic language, by...

Mar 15, 2019


MIT Bitcoin: Legislators Discuss Regulation, Potential of Blockchain Tech

On March 9–10, 2019, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology hosted a two-day event, the MIT Bitcoin Expo 2019. Put together by the student-organized MIT Bitcoin Club, the conference welcomed more than just Bitcoin voices from every corner of the industry. One of those voices was that of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner Hester...

Mar 15, 2019


Blockchain ETF Launches On London Stock Exchange

Invesco's blockchain ETF is intended to improve the performance of the Elwood Blockchain Global Equity Index.

Mar 13, 2019


Bumble Bee Foods Uses Blockchain To Track Yellowfin Tuna

Customers may soon be able to get information about their tuna by scanning a QR code with a smartphone.

Mar 13, 2019


Deutsche Börse, Swisscom, And Sygnum Work To Build A Digital Asset Ecosystem

The partners plan on taking advantage of their roots in the Swiss financial sector to fill the ecosystem with digital asset services.

Mar 13, 2019


ETF Fees: Fact Vs. Fiction

Evaluating exchange traded funds? Understand the all-in costs.

Mar 13, 2019


Distributed Digest: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Ethereum.com is for sale, MyEtherWallet develops an open-source Ethereum block explorer, and the Dai Card is a new browser interface to send DAI.

Mar 13, 2019


Sparkpool Splits Massive Accidental Ether Fee With Its Sender

Lost and found contents: a pair of sunglasses, someone’s water bottle, oh, and about $279,000 worth of ETH.

Mar 13, 2019


ETH Slips Out Of SEC Net, For Now

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton clarifies his view on the Howey Test. Decentralization is a key factor.

Mar 13, 2019


Bitcoin Price Analysis: Low Time Frames Show Signs of Life Amid Weekly Tests

Bitcoin continues to coil tightly within its range-bound market as the bulls and bears fight it out to see which is most dominant. On the lower time frames (TF), bitcoin is managing to find support:Figure 1: BTC-USD, 2-Hour Candles, Low TF SupportThe zone outlined by the green line in Figure 1 represents local support that has kept the market afloat for...

Mar 13, 2019


Samsung Galaxy S10 Wallet Supports Ether, CryptoKitties — But Not Bitcoin

When leaked pictures of Samsung’s latest smartphone went viral, the crypto sphere lost its mind over a singular feature: a built-in cryptocurrency wallet.Samsung would quickly deny rumors that the S10 contained a baked-in hardware wallet. Well, the wallet definitely exists. It’s just missing a few features you might expect of a crypto wallet....

Mar 13, 2019


Crypto Markets Are Trading Sideways, Bitcoin Holds $3,900 Support

The top 20 cryptos by market cap seen mixed signals today, with some coins seeing growth reaching 10 percent.

Mar 13, 2019


Bloomberg: Key Indicators Show Bitcoin Price Could be Losing Steam

A recent report from Bloomberg analysts states that Bitcoin could be nearing another significant sell-off.

Mar 13, 2019


Coinbase Links User Accounts on Its Main Platform to Its Wallet App

Coinbase links its main app to its wallet product, allowing users to fund the wallet directly from Coinbase.com accounts.

Mar 13, 2019


Digital Currency Group, Polychain Back UK Crypto Futures Exchange Coinflex

Physically delivered crypto futures exchange Coinflex has attracted two new key investors, Digital Currency Group and Polychain Capital.

Mar 13, 2019


US SEC Chairman Jay Clayton Confirms ETH Is Not a Security

United States Securities and Exchanges Commission chairman Jay Clayton confirmed that Ethereum and cryptos like it aren’t securities.

Mar 13, 2019


Report: Thai SEC Approves Country’s First ICO Portal

The Thai SEC has approved the first ICO portal in the country, and may reportedly later issue criteria that allows companies to tokenize securities and other as...

Mar 13, 2019


Russia Adopts Digital Rights Law That ‘Forms the Basis’ of Digital Economy Development

The State Duma approved the new legislative changes, which focus on how digital rights can be exercised and transferred.

Mar 13, 2019